Getting the Deal Through - Electricity Regulation 2018: Germany
On 30 November 2016 the EU Commission presented a package of measures entitled "Clean Energy for All Europeans" which includes proposals for reviewing the Energy Efficiency Directive and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. This European policy in turn will have an impact on the national climate and energy policies throughout Europe.
There will be a focus on "flexibility" of demand and supply and flexibility of grids. We expect innovative business models to further develop, such as energy services based on smart phone apps and the optimisation of energy consumption by linking PV production and storage devices in private homes with the simultaneous marketing of frequency response to transmission grid operators.
Utilities will continue to develop their communications and information technologies to handle a decentralised power supply based on millions of small renewable generation units.